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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 2, 2007 6:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Birthday Girl (there actually is a GD connection)

Her 'ravenous' nature was perhaps somewhat exaggerated by the scandalmongering French who were at war with Russia at the time. She did apparently have her ladies in waiting road test her lovers for suitability before she climbed on board herself, but there is no evidence to support her alleged fondness for horses.

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Poster: BryanE Date: May 2, 2007 6:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: And speaking of horses, here's one of those "Today in History" things

I admit being a little disappointed in reading that, Rob.

1953 - Dark Star defeated the heavily favored Native Dancer to win the Kentucky Derby. A $2 wager to win on this dark horse would have put some change in your pocket. Dark Star was a 25-1 long shot.



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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 2, 2007 7:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Goose and the Dead

Now, as we well know Robert Hunter delved far and wide in his search for lyrical inspiration. One such place was the Mother Goose nursery rhymes:

'Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
And she shall have music wherever she goes'


'Rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes
And I knew without asking she was into the blues.'

And such things as :
Heigh, ho, the carrion crow, folderolderiddle.

Anyway, one of Catherine the Great's lovers was one Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin - he who would one day have a battleship named after him. And, as it happens, the Prince Potemkin met his end at the hands, or perhaps we should say the flesh, of a goose, as he died as a consequence of eating a whole one while in a fever.

The connections are everywhere.

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Poster: BryanE Date: May 2, 2007 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Goose and the Dead

Good-bye Mama and Papa
Good-bye Jack and Jill

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Poster: spacedface Date: May 2, 2007 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

That's funny, Dark Star was 25-1.

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Poster: wineland Date: May 2, 2007 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

On the flip side, Leonardo da Vinci died this day in 1519. And tie in to the Dead is...

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Poster: SDH2O Date: May 2, 2007 7:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

Mona Lisa painted by DaVinci, who is mentioned in both Foolish Heart (Sign the Mona Lisa With a spraycan, call it art) and the Dylan-cover Visions of Johanna (But Mona Lisa musta had the highway blues, You can tell by the way she smiles).

Please, oh please no one take the "smiles" line and make an wry comment on it.

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Poster: wineland Date: May 2, 2007 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

Wow, I hadn't thought of those, but not the specific one I was thinking of. You win a silk trombone for your spectacular guesses. Give up yet???

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Poster: rastamon Date: May 2, 2007 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

bell is a far nicer reincarnation of the evilsmiles :)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 2, 2007 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

Dyslexia

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Poster: wineland Date: May 2, 2007 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

In a way, he did write in mirror script...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 2, 2007 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

Leonardo da Vinci and one Robert Hall Weir were/are both dyslexic. So it's a connection of sorts I guess.

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Poster: wineland Date: May 2, 2007 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

Both Krazy Kat's, but the mystery is in lyrics...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 2, 2007 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

Comic book colors on a violin river
crying Leonardo words
from out a silk trombone

Damn it! I'm slow today....

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Poster: wineland Date: May 2, 2007 7:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

Ding, ding, ding...we have a winner. Take your pick of a one-eyed Cheshire or a Copper-dome Bodhi.

Leonardo words are a reference to the fact that Leonardo da Vinci wrote in mirror script.
http://arts.ucsc.edu/Gdead/AGDL/china.html#leonardo

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Poster: SDH2O Date: May 2, 2007 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

OK how about this: Phil Lesh's recent prostate surgery was performed using the da Vinci robotic surgery technique. HA!

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Poster: wineland Date: May 2, 2007 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

Definetly the funniest answer. Hopefully it wasn't Leonardo's canal digger they used...

Attachment: canal digger.jpg

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Poster: SDH2O Date: May 2, 2007 7:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

That aint right. A mental image that will haunt me for some time, especially at my next physical with Dr. Cold Finger.

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Poster: wineland Date: May 2, 2007 7:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

So very, very wrong. My bad. Good thing my health plan has 8 visits to a psychitrist ech year. I might be due for a visit. :-)

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Poster: rastamon Date: May 2, 2007 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

uhhhh...he painted that masterpiece??

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Poster: wineland Date: May 2, 2007 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And speaking of horses, here's one of those 'Today in History' things

Hmmm, good guess, but look closer to the midnight sun.

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